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  • Sale! ANHALT - PICKELHAUBE - OFFICER  - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 93 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ANHALT – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER  – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 93

    SKU: 04-766 XKGJT

    $6,995.00 $5,395.50

    It has been some time since we have had the pleasure of offering a pickelhaube from the very small Duchy of Anhalt, Saxony’s neighbor. In 1900, the population of Anhalt was 271,963. Its capital was located in Dessau. Its final reigning Duke was Friedrich II, who ruled from 1904-1918. Anhaltisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 93 was founded in 1807 during the Napoleonic Wars. Bataillone Nrs 1 and 3 were garrisoned in Dessau, while Bataillon Nr 2 was based at Zerbst. The regiment was assigned to the IV. Armeekorps……

     

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  • Sale! ANHALT - PICKELHAUBE - OFFICER- INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 93.

    ANHALT – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER- INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 93.

    SKU: 04-800 XKGJT

    $4,995.00 $4,495.50

    This pickelhaube is all original. The leather body exhibits some spidering and one gouge which we will show in our photographs. The bulk of the furniture is brass which includes the flat chin scales, wappen officer stars, spike, etc. The only silver toned piece is the star with the coat of arms of the Duchy of Anhalt. This is superimposed over the center of the Prussian Eagle. The other detail to the exterior of this spike helmet are the Kokarden. These are not the Prussian style but rather those used by Saxony, Württemberg, Baden, etc. In my opinion these kokarden are far more beautiful and show off the pickelhaube to greater advantage…….

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  • Sale!  AUSTRIA - SERVICE MEDAL - ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    AUSTRIA – SERVICE MEDAL – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 05-1701 XMB

    $450.00 $325.00

    Simply gorgeous example of the Austria’s Bronzene Militär Verdienst Medaille mit Schwerten (Bronze Military Service Medal with Swords)……


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  • Sale! SHOULDER BOARDS - BADEN - MAJOR

    BADEN – SHOULDER BOARDS – MAJOR

    SKU: 23-529 XJT

    $275.00 $247.50

    This pair of pre 1897 shoulder boards is for a Major from the Grand Duchy of Baden. Each one measures 5 1/2” x 2 1/2.” A brass button that exhibits toning appears on each shoulder board. The latter helped to secure each shoulder board to the tunic. The boards’ bullion ropes are silver in the Russian style. Red and gold chevrons also appear on the silver bullion ropes……

     

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  • Sale! BAVARIA - MILITARY MERIT MEDAL - OFFICIAL - 1813-1814 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BAVARIA – MILITARY MERIT MEDAL – OFFICIAL – 1813-1814

    SKU: 05-1587 XDG

    $695.00 $550.00

    BAVARIA – MILITARY MERIT MEDAL – OFFICIAL – 1813-1814

    It is a special medal that was issued to military officials during the 1813-1814 Napoleonic Wars. The circular medal, which measures 1 1/4 ” in diameter, features a rampant lion on the obverse. On the reverse we see König Maximilian’s initials and the dates for which the award was given. It comes on an original ribbon. It is a VERY rare medal.

    This is a consignment item.

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  • Sale! BAVARIA - PICKELHAUBE - GENERAL - ADJUTANT OR WAR MINISTRY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BAVARIA – PICKELHAUBE – GENERAL – ADJUTANT OR WAR MINISTRY

    SKU: 04-772 XJT

    $7,995.00 $6,750.00

    In keeping with our offering of Generals’ pickelhauben, we present the pickelhaube of a Bavarian General who served either as an Adjutant or at the Bavarian War Ministry. While its basic shape and leather are good, patches of leather are missing between the cruciform’s four arms. Some settling of the crown has occurred at the point where the cruciform is attached, which is a frequent occurrence on helmets that sport large cruciforms. For some reason, we see this occur more on Bavarian helmets than we do on helmets from other states that display similar cruciforms. Its front visor is squared……

     

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  • Sale! BAVARIA - PICKELHAUBE - RESERVE OFFICER’S - CHEVAULEGERS OR SCHWERES-REITER-REGIMENT

    BAVARIA – PICKELHAUBE – RESERVE OFFICER – CHEVAULEGERS OR SCHWERES-REITER-REGIMENT

    SKU: 04-752 XKA

    $4,995.00 $4,495.00

    This is a fine Bavarian Reserve Officer’s pickelhaube from a Chevaulegers or Schweres-Reiter-Regiment. The helmet would have been correct for any of the regiments listed below.

    2. Schweres-Reiter-Regiment
    1. Chevaulegers-Regiment Kaiser Nickolaus con Rußland
    3. Chevaulegers-Regiment Herzog Karl Theodor
    5. Chevaulegers-Regiment Erzherzog von Österreich
    7. Chevaulegers-Regiment Prinz Alfons

    Each of these five regiments used gold-toned furniture. As these Chevaulegers-Regiments were all “odd-numbered” regiments, their even-numbered counterparts (Chevaulegers-Regiment Nrs 2, 4, 6, and 8) used silver-toned furniture. The 1. Schweres-Reiter-Regiment also used silver-toned furniture.
    The helmet’s leather body is in fine condition, generally. Some small imperfections and shrinkages in the front and rear visors are present. The quite typical settling of the leather where the large cruciform is attached is not as pronounced on the leather body’s top. All in all, it is a lovely leather body. Like all Bavarian officers’ pickelhauben, it has a squared-front visor rather than the Prussian-style rounded front visor (except for Prussian Dragoner-Regiments and General officers’ spiked helmets). All of its furniture, including the wappen, chin scales, cruciform, officer’s stars, trim and tall, fluted spike (capable of being dismounted for the attachment of a trichter and horsehair bush) are made of brass.
    The wappen features a pair of rampant Bavarian Lions holding between their paws a shield on which the reserve officer cross appears. While the shield is brass, the oversized cross is silver-toned. Mounted on the cross’s center is a smaller shield displaying the Bavarian state flag’s checkerboard design. The chin scales are convex, differentiating it from an Infanterie spiked helmet. The exterior’s final details are the correct officer’s State’s and Reich’s kokarden, which both exhibit some chipping to their paint.
    The helmet’s interior displays a dark leather sweatband that has seen moderate use. An unusual light-green silk liner (in excellent condition) is attached to the sweatband. All of the correct hardware is present beneath the silk liner. NO double holes are present.
    This is a well-preserved Kavallerie officer’s pickelhaube that was produced prior to WW I and remains in fine condition.

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  • Sale! BAVARIA - PRESENTATION MEDALLION/PENDANT COMMEMORATING PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD von BAYER - SILVER/GOLD OVAL N’S LIFE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BAVARIA – PRESENTATION MEDALLION/PENDANT COMMEMORATING PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD von BAYER – SILVER/GOLD OVAL N’S LIFE

    SKU: 20-234

    $2,495.00 $1,700.00

    Today we are offering an interesting medallion/pendant that was given as a gift to court favorites. It is an oval-shaped, silver and gold example. It measures 2” x 1,” using the crown as its top point. The Prinzregent is seen in profile view. The medallion is enclosed within a wreath of leaves, with the Wittelsbach Crown at its top. Both the wreath and crown are GOLD……

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  • Sale! BAVARIA - PRESENTATION MEDALLION/PENDANT COMMEMORATING PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD von BAYERN’S LIFE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BAVARIA – PRESENTATION MEDALLION/PENDANT COMMEMORATING PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD von BAYERN’S LIFE

    SKU: 20-235

    $1,395.00 $950.00

    Prinzregent Luitpold of Bavaria served as Bavaria’s defacto King from 1886, when Ludwig II was deposed (Ludwig mysteriously died the following day in a lake accident), until his death in 1912. He proved to be an able ruler. The Bavarian people were very fond of him……

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  • Sale! BAVARIA - SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD - GENERALOBERST IN THE RANK OF GENERALFELDMARSCHALL

    BAVARIA – SHOULDER BOARD – GENERALOBERST IN THE RANK OF GENERALFELDMARSCHALL – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 8 – ONCE OWNED BY GROßHERZOG FRIEDRICH II

    SKU: 23-470 XKA

    $1,395.00 $1,185.75

    This  single shoulder board, that was once the property of Baden’s Großherzog Friedrich II (1857-1928), is very rare and desirable shoulder board for this well-known member of German royalty.

    Großherzog Friedrich II was Baden’s final ruler who, like all of the Imperial German heads of state, was swept from his throne with WW I’s end. Along with Hesse-Darmstadt, Baden had the largest military after the four Imperial German Kingdoms (Prussia, Bavaria, Württemberg, and Saxony). Friedrich II was the Regimental Chef (Patron) of more than one regiment, as he was of Bavaria’s 8. Infanterie-Regiment Großherzog Friedrich II. von Baden in this instance. The regiment was founded in 1753 and garrisoned at Metz, where it was attached to the Bavarian II. Armeekorps. Although he was the regiment’s royal patron, his royal cypher did NOT appear on its shoulder boards (the regimental number did so, instead).

    The shoulder board measures 1 ” x 4 ¼.” It features two Russian-style gold bullion ropes, with a single band of silver bullion in between them. The silver bullion features the blue chevrons that identify the boards as Bavarian. An “8” appears in the shoulder board’s center. Two silver-toned pips appear above and below the numeral, for a total of four. [Silver-toned pips indicated an à la Suite officer, confirming the unique rank that was strictly reserved for members of royalty. Gold pips were used for field officers]. The board’s reverse reveals a strap that allowed it to be slipped onto a tunic. Some mothing appears on the strap’s side. Its underlay is made of red felt.

     


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  • Sale! BAVARIA - STATUE - RAMPANT LION - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BAVARIA – STATUE – RAMPANT LION

    SKU: 26-27

    $1,495.00 $1,395.00

    It is an oversized statue of a rampant Lion of Bavaria. It is made of base metal which has a coating of gilt over it. The Lion stands 10 1/2″ tall from its base to the tip of its mane. The Lion is mounted on a wooden base which is a further 2 1/4″ tall so the overall height of this presentation is 13″. The Lion is attached firmly to the base. The consignor tells me that this piece was used as a finial at a castle and displays the might and bravery of Bavaria. It weighs a whopping 9 ½ lbs. and is very well made with excellent detail. Due to the weight and the size additional shipping may be required depending on to where it will be shipped.

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  • Sale! BRAUNSCHWEIG - GOBLET - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 - PENINSULA BANDEAU - 9 CM TALL

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 – PENINSULA BANDEAU – 9 CM TALL

    SKU: 18-508 XKA

    $1,295.00 $1,100.75

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 – PENINSULA BANDEAU – 9 CM TALL.

    The Duchy of Braunschweig’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 is one of the Imperial German Army’s most legendary units. Its soldiers displayed Totenköpfe (Deaths-Heads) on their headdresses from the Napoleonic times forward. [They also sported menacing black uniforms well into the 1880’s, before transitioning to dunkel-blau (dark-blue) then WW I’s Feldgrau (field-grey) uniforms]. Naturally, members of this regiment wanted to display the Totenköpfe on their personal items as well, such as this marvelous goblet.

    This Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 Goblet stands 3.5” (9 cm) tall which is much larger than the small Totenkopf-decorated schnapps cups we have offered in the past. Its high-relief Totenkopf is quite bold. Directly below the Totenkopf’s crossed bones is a bandeau for “Peninsula.” The latter was the Napoleonic Wars’ campaign commanded by Great Britain’s Lord Wellington, in which IR 92 and other German regiments won great glory.

    The Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 Goblet measures 2.25” in diameter at the rim and 1.5” in diameter at its base. Its bottom features its manufacturer’s hallmark, in addition to a hallmark for its .935 Silver content. This is a VERY high-quality, silver-hallmarked vessel from an important regiment.

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